ENRICO RAVA - trumpet



Enrico Rava incontra meets two old, surely not for their age, friends writing with them a new fscinating chapter of his musical history.


Giovanni Guidi, born in Foligno 1985,  meets Enrico Rava during a Workshop in Siena. Rava notices his talent and decides to include him in “Rava Under 21” project, that would had become  “Rava New Generation” after a little time. With this group Guidi  recorded  two CDs , in 2006 and in 2010, for “ESPRESSO” magazine. At the moment , beyond the partnership with Gianluca Petrella, his own personal trio with Luca Aquino and Michele Rabbia, his quartet  leaded with the young sax “enfant prodige” Mattia Cigalini,Guidi is always leader of his groups. He took part to a very large number of important  jazz festivals all around the world. We may mention Umbria Jazz, Vicenz New Conversation, Zurich Nu Jazz, Umbria Jazz Balcanic Windows, Stavanger Mai Jazz, Jazzlandia, North Sea Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, Molde Jazz, Portland Jazz Festival, and many others. Moreover , he performed in many clubs and theatres in New york, San Paolo, Rio De Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Brasilia, Slavador De Bahia, Berlino, Parigi, Londra, Monaco, Dublino, Seoul, Hong Kong. His first album as a leader  is“Tomorrow Never Knows” , recorded by the japanese label VENUS, receiving  five stars  in a review  by the “Swing Journal” magazine. After that he released other four albums for CAM JAZZ label: “Indian Summer” and “The House Behind This One”   recorded with his quartet, “The Unknown Rebel “ with a band of ten elements and “We Don’t Live Here Anymore” recorded in New York  with Gianluca Petrella, Michael Blake, Thomas Morgan and Gerald Clever. His first album as leader released by the prestigious ECM label is dated 2013: “City of Broken Dreams”, recorded in trio with Thomas Morgan and Joao Lobo. Guidi had just recorded previously two other labums for ECM: “Tribe” and “ On The Dance Floor”, both by Enrico Rava. Guidi won, moreover, several awards, such as  the “TOPJAZZ “ award by “ Musica Jazz” magazine. In that occasion the young pianist is been named  the best talent of 2007 by a 58 members giury Guidi recorede a new album that was out last  march. “This Is The Day”, released by ECM is recorded with  Thomas Morgan and Joao Lobo.


Gianluca Petrella  is one of the most talented trombonists in the world, so that he twice won o the “Down Beat Critics Poll” award as best rising star trombonist. His international collaborations include, among others: Steve Swallow, Greg Osby, Carla Bley, Steve Coleman, Tom Varner, Michel Godard, Lester Bowie, Sean Bergin, Hamid Drake,Marc Ducret, Roswell Rudd, Lonnie Plaxico, Ray Anderson, Pat Metheny, Oregon, John Abercrombie, Aldo Romano, Steven Bernstein, and Sun Ra Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen. He worked  also with italian musicians  such as : Enrico Rava, Paolo Fresu, Stefano Bollani, Giovanni Guidi and others. In the “electronical music area” he played with “9lazy9” (Ninja Tunes) and  he performed with the worldwide famous avant duo Matmos. In the same music field stands the collaboration with Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer for the project “Re:ECM”. He uses to perform also with Nicola Conte and Dj Ralf. He released his first electronical music album “103 Ep”, in Februrary 2015 with Electronique Records. At the moment he is active with: the brend new “ Cosmic Renaissence”  quintet, composed  by Mirco Rubegni ( Trumpet,), Francesco Ponticelli (bass), Federico Scettri (drums) and Simone Padovani (percussions); Giovanni Guidi (piano) with whom he recorded, in February 2015 , an album for ECM, after an important year spent performing all around the world with the “SoupStar” duo; the “Tubolibre Quartet”, composed by Oren Marshall (tuba), Gabrio Baldacci (guitar) and Cristiano Calcagnile (drums); a duo with Gabrio Baldacci; the solo “Exp and Tricks” project, a musical journey through the first years of Cinema (in collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna). He always uses to perfom in Enrico Rava’s projects, moreover, he recently created a brand new powerful quartet: “Brass Bang”, composed by Paolo Fresu, Steven Bernstein and Marcus Rojas.



Enrico Rava: official facebook page 

Giovanni Guidi: official facebook page

Gianluca Petrella: official facebook page


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